SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
FINANCE: Formula One fans unite passions for money and motorsport.
Formula One in Lancaster? Company floats mutual fund that attracts fans and their money.
BIOTECH: Former Kythera execs unveil next billion-dollar idea.
From chin fat to hair and acne: former Kythera execs form another cosmetic treatment startup.
RETAIL: Burbank location starts hiring for summer opening.
Three years delayed, Walmart is set to open its Burbank supercenter.
Simi theater offers alternatives to studio movies with popcorn.
Iconic movies and online interactive games lure audiences to Studio Movie Grill in Simi Valley.
Search engine ranking figures into content for hospitality clients.
Moravia IT expands from technology to travel website content creation.
Van Nuys company’s new system enables demand-based pricing.
Sentry’s new parking system flips fees in real-time.
Users can find nearby Jewish food providers on their smartphones.
Kosher Near Me expands database and turns cash-positive.
AUTOMOTIVE: CarMax to open dealership and refurbishment center in Palmdale.
CarMax to boost Palmdale workforce with new center.
INTERNET: B. Riley offers $170 million for firm after it sold off its biggest brands.
B. Riley will steady cash flow with bargain purchase of United Online.
HOSPITALITY: Three projects are part of plan to make the city a ‘destination.’
A six-story boutique hotel proposed in downtown Glendale was unanimously approved by the city’s Design Review Board earlier this month.
EMPLOYMENT: Retailers on the hot seat after decision reinterprets work order.
In drugstores and banks in the Valley region, customers might start to see more employees sitting on the job as a result of the California Supreme Court’s recent ruling.
EDUCATION: Students can take final exam in cockpit with local instructor.
Channel Islands Aviation this month started issuing licenses to students who successfully completed its private pilot course.
From the NFL to the Metro board, Mel Wilson has gotten ahead by getting along with people who help him realize his dreams.
From the segregated South, to the NFL, to owner of a real estate company, Mel Wilson talks about how he tackles business and political challenges.
REDEVELOPMENT: 765 condos and apartments to replace Burbank Ikea, other stores.
Finally, Burbank is getting a bit of the retail and housing boon sweeping across other parts of L.A. County.
News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley
Lancaster’s city-run clean energy program received a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to support becoming a net zero energy city.
Calendar of events
Stuart Waldman: November ballot measure targeting adult films has broad potential impact on economy.
As managing partner, Matthew Burke supervises operations of the Encino-based Singer Burke, including hiring, strategic planning and marketing.
Robert “Bob” Grimes is the local representative of EY’s network of 28,000 tax professionals in 120 countries.
Donald Garrett still remembers one day in 1992 when a client called him in a panic. The L.A. riots were occurring, and protesters were marching down the street toward the client’s business.
William “Bill” Wolf knows all aspects of income taxation, from planning and estimating income to asset sales.
Maier Rosenberg often works as a management consultant with expertise in accounting, performance and compliance.
Jonathan “Jake” Jacobs was one of those lucky children who knew what he wanted to become – an accountant.
With more than 30 years as a CPA, Jay Mangel is a partner in audit and financial advisory at Crowe Horwath’s Sherman Oaks office.